I’ve written a few posts about busy-ness versus idleness before, but about a week ago, I realized something. If I am busy, and someone asks me to do something, I am more inclined to say yes than if I am not busy. It could have something to do with inertia.

Like if you’re on vacation from work, all you want to do is lie around and listen to music or watch movies or do whatever doesn’t involve using your head or your effort too much. Then someone could ask you to do something and you’ll refuse because you’re in your lazy mode and you weren’t expecting to have to do anything.

But if you’re at work or if you’re really busy in your regular life, and someone asks you to do something, you’re more inclined because you’re already in busy mode. Chances are, you say yes even if you’ve already got a million things going on and you really might not have time for the new task.

Does anyone else ever experience that? Or am I crazy? ๐Ÿ™‚

9 thoughts on “Inertia

  1. Maggie Madley–

    I’ve been unemployed for 72 days. I thought–Great, I’ll finish my book!

    I’ve had moderate success with my writing goals but guess what? My momentum has actually slowed. It seems that working full time and writing full time just, works. And that being an unemployed writer, for me, is overrated.

    All in all–a short resting period is good for anyone who has spend a long time in the workforce, but the truth is: intellectual stimulation evokes creativity!

    So yes, I completely know what you mean and you are not crazy at all!


  2. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head . . . which would be impossible if you were in inertia mode at the moment. You wouldn’t even have bothered to pick up the hammer. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. You’re not crazy at all! I can definitely relate to this – when I’m lazy, I’m LAZY. Nothing else goes on except for what I want to do. But when I’m busy and occupied, things seem to build up because you’re feeling like ticking off your never-ending list. Great post :).


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